Youths arrested after spate of robberies

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TWO teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a spate of assaults and robberies in which elderly residents in Leith were allegedly targeted.

The pair were arrested following a third alleged incident on Monday on Elgin Terrace off Easter Road, in which a 65-year-old woman reported having her handbag stolen.

Two women aged 67 and 85 were both allegedly robbed of their bags in Brunswick Street in the past week.

One woman, the 67-year-old, suffered cuts to her knees after being shoved to the ground from behind on September 6, and had her handbag stolen, while the other, the 85-year-old, had her handbag snatched on September 8.

Two boys will now be reported to the Children’s Reporter.